The Nigerian Senate has received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm the nomination of Members of the Board of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority.
In a similar request, President Buhari also asked for the confirmation of the Board of the Upstream Regulatory Commission.
Buhari explained in a letter read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, that the request to confirm the Chairman, Chief Executive and Executive Directors for the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority is in accordance with the provision of Section 34(3) of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021.
The nominees for confirmation into the Nigerian Petroleum Regulatory Board are: Idaere Gogo Ogan (Chairman); Engr. Sarki Auwalu (Chief Executive); Abiodun A. Adeniji (Executive Director, Finance and Accounts); and Ogbugo Ukoha (Executive Director, Distributions Systems, Storage and Retail Infrastructure).
President Buhari also requested the Senate’s confirmation of four nominees for appointment as Chairman, Chief Executive and Executive Commissioners to the Board of the Upstream Regulatory Commission.
The nominees for confirmation are: Isa Ibrahim Modibo (Chairman); Engr. Gbenga Komolafe (Chief Executive); Hassan Gambo (Executive Commissioner, Finance and Accounts); and Ms Rose Ndong (Executive Commissioner, Exploration and Acreage Management).
According to Mr President, both requests for the confirmation of the board’s membership were made in order to fast track the process for the establishment of the Commission.